DCI boss George Kinoti has been elected to the INTERPOL executive committee, during the 89th session of the INTERPOL General Assembly, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Kinoti who was voted in overwhelmingly will represent Africa for 3 years, at the key security organ that brings together over 195 member states from across the world.
According to the DCI website, Mr Kinoti’s election to the decision making table of the world’s largest police organization, is an endorsement of the strategies that Kenya has put in place in the management of crime, especially in counter terrorism, organized crime, cybercrime and transnational crimes among others.
While making his acceptance speech, Mr Kinoti, has acknowledged the efforts put in place by member countries in crime management and called upon them to work together, especially in the fight against terror.
“The realization that we cannot fight this monster alone has contributed to the successes that we have registered across the world so far, as a result of cooperation and information sharing between our different countries and security agencies,” said Kinoti.
DCI Headquarters hosts the INTERPOL regional bureau for East and Central Africa as well as the Eastern Africa Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence, where all counter terror related operations within the region are coordinated.
Established OVER 100 years ago, INTERPOL works in conjunction with all member countries and international organizations including the United Nations to combat international crime.